Stranger in A Strange Land
Searching for Gershom Scholem and JerusalemBook - 2016
Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once prominent reputation, as a Freud-like interpreter of the inner world of the Cosmos, has been in eclipse in the United States. He vividly conjures Scholem's upbringing in Berlin, and compellingly brings to life Scholem's transformative friendship with Walter Benjamin, the critic and philosopher. In doing so, he reveals how Scholem's frustration with the bourgeois ideology of Germany during the First World War led him to discover Judaism, Kabbalah, and finally Zionism, as potent counter-forces to Europe s suicidal nationalism.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, 2016.
Branch Call Number: 296.092 Schol-P
Characteristics: 522 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm